Title

Review of Training Principles for Flight Training in Aircraft or Simulator

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

14-8-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

14-8-2017 4:15 PM

Submission Type

Abstract - Paper/Presentation Only

Topic Area

Flight training

Other Topic Area

Improving Instructor Knowledge and Skills

Keywords

Training & Learning Principles & Strategies; Human Cognition

Abstract

In human-performance-driven fields such as the social and behavioral sciences and education, there is a particular risk for a disconnect between current research and applied practice. Often, new findings require policy changes and workforce re-education before being applied in a meaningful way. Therefore, a continuous need for practitioner professional development and continuation training exists to ensure informed practices. This presentation is motivated by these needs and aims to help flight training professionals to make informed decisions when designing and conducting flight training events. Based on a conceptual framework of cognitive and behavioral theories in learning, a variety of common training principles will be reviewed and recent research and current findings into their effectiveness evaluated. Particular emphasis will be put on training conditions affecting the acquisition, retention, and transfer of knowledge (cognitive and psychomotor skills) with their associated goals of efficiency, durability, and generalizability, as applicable to flight training in aircraft and simulator. Differences between the roles of information type and task type will be highlighted and task analysis as a potential tool in training design introduced. Traditional instructional methods will be re-examined in the context of current findings and specific recommendations for the application of drawn conclusions in the flight training environment provided.

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Review of Training Principles for Flight Training in Aircraft or Simulator

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

In human-performance-driven fields such as the social and behavioral sciences and education, there is a particular risk for a disconnect between current research and applied practice. Often, new findings require policy changes and workforce re-education before being applied in a meaningful way. Therefore, a continuous need for practitioner professional development and continuation training exists to ensure informed practices. This presentation is motivated by these needs and aims to help flight training professionals to make informed decisions when designing and conducting flight training events. Based on a conceptual framework of cognitive and behavioral theories in learning, a variety of common training principles will be reviewed and recent research and current findings into their effectiveness evaluated. Particular emphasis will be put on training conditions affecting the acquisition, retention, and transfer of knowledge (cognitive and psychomotor skills) with their associated goals of efficiency, durability, and generalizability, as applicable to flight training in aircraft and simulator. Differences between the roles of information type and task type will be highlighted and task analysis as a potential tool in training design introduced. Traditional instructional methods will be re-examined in the context of current findings and specific recommendations for the application of drawn conclusions in the flight training environment provided.